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England Squad Announced: Wilshere & Sterling Included

England manager Roy Hodgon has named his 23-man squad for next weeks friendly against Sweden. Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling are in.

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Roy Hodgon has named his 23-man squad for next weeks friendly against Sweden with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere returning to the international fold following over a year out through injury.

Wilshere last played for England in June 2011 but is back in contention after making a successful return for Arsenal against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, he is joined by fellow Gooner Theo Walcott in the squad.

There is also a place for Liverpool’s exciting winger Raheem Sterling with Hodgson keen to tie him down to the England national side despite his Nigerian roots. Sterling’s Liverpool team-mate Jonjo Shelvey is also in the squad along with Glen Johnson and captain Steven Gerrard.

Manchester United have four players in the squad in the form of Nathan Cleverley, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, while champions City only have a single representative in Joe Hart.

Chelsea defenders Ryan Bertrand and Gary Cahill are joined by Daniel Sturridge while Tottenham have Steven Caulkner, Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon among the 23. Here is the squad in full:


Hart, Ruddy, Forster.


Baines, Bertrand, Cahill, Caulkner, Jagielka, Johnson, Shawcross, Walker.


Cleverley, Gerrard, Lennon, Osman, Shelvey, Sterling, Walcott, Wilshere, Young.


Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck.

Has Hodgson missed anybody out? Who do you think deserved a call-up? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Harry K

    November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Raheem Sterling is Jamaican you tool!!

  2. sube

    November 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Who is Nathan Cleverly?

  3. jok peter

    November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    the squad is best squad which will bring glory to England

  4. KJ

    November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    It’s “Caulker”.
    This article is a bit of a mess.

  5. Shazali ali baba

    November 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I dnt think dat squad wil lead Roy to a success.He need some xperience mildfield like carrick nd scholes

  6. Jonny

    November 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Sterling is Jamaican, think you mean Tom Cleverley and Steven Caulker!!

    Well done!

  7. Micheal

    November 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Best squard,but wat of carrol

  8. Micheal

    November 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Sterling raheem is a nigeria boy,even he’s from lagos.

  9. Micheal

    November 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Sterling raheem is a nigeria boy,even he’s from lagos

  10. emeka atueyi

    November 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Roy please leave our Nigerian players alone,Raheem is a nigerian player,allow him to play for his country,don’t waste him as u people wasted Ugo Ehiogu,john Fashanu,Gabriel Agbolahon,Nedum Onuoha & others.

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